Jane Morris, Reading

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1870
Model: Jane Morris

Scholarly Commentary


DGR made a number of similar drawings of Jane Morris in 1870: see for example, the series of drawings DGR made of her between April and the end of 1870, the earliest of which seems to have been the drawing done on 30 April 1870 (in the Ashmolean), which is very close to the present drawing in general conception.

Production History

The drawing could possibly belong to the spring of 1870, when DGR and Mrs. Morris were invited by Barbara Bodichon to stay at her home in Scalands. But it could also be later in the year, as were many of the drawings he made of her in 1870.

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